Jack Kyle, the one of the last remaining members of the first ever Irish Grand Slam winning side has died aged 88. The Ulster legend was a key cog of the 1948 Grand Slam, and over his international career made 46 appearances for Ireland, scoring 7 tries.
He started all 6 tests for the first post war British Isles tour to New Zealand and Australia which included a huge draw with New Zealand. He was revered throughout the world, and from that 1950 tour, the New Zealand Rugby Almanac named him as one of the best 6 players in the world. Kyle has been inducted into the International Rugby hall of fame and the IRB hall of fame.
In 2002, Jack Kyle was named as the Greatest Ever Irish Rugby Player by the IRFU.
A true Ulster and Ireland Legend. Rest In Peace.